The new PNO guideline Profinet Cabling and Interconnection Technology - Guideline for PROFINET Version 5.0 specifies the ix Industrial® mating face as a new standard for Ethernet applications. The guideline was officially published on June 29, 2021, and provides PROFINET users with a reliable set of rules for industrial cabling. Thanks to the ix Industrial® PROFINET are benefitting from an Ethernet interface that is significantly more compact and more robust than previous RJ45 solutions - a path to the miniaturised future.
On June 29, 2021, the PROFINET User Organization (PNO) published the PROFINET Cabling and Interconnection Technology - Guideline for PROFINET Version 5.0 , a new set of rules for PROFINET-compliant cabling in industrial equipment, systems, and plants. The ix Industrial® mating face for Ethernet transmission represents a key new component in the SPC "Specific Passive Components" section.
Consequently, manufacturers of PROFINET-compliant devices are now able to develop more compact devices on a secure and reliable basis and thereby save valuable installation space in the control cabinet. Given the 70% smaller ix Industrial® device socket compared to known RJ45 connections, the number of ports can be doubled for the same device size or, conversely, a device can be designed that is significantly more compact.
In addition to the miniaturisation and space savings that will become increasingly vital in the future, the HARTING ix Industrial® interface offers device manufacturers and users one thing in particular: A high-performance, reliable, and industrial-grade connector paving the way to the future.